What is Glass Bead Blasting?
Glass bead blasting is a metal cleaning process that creates a clean, bright, uniform matte texture. The glass beads are applied to a surface using low air pressure. This process removes paint, rust and corrosion from all types of metals, from autos, trucks, equipment, machinery engine blocks, heads and intakes. Using the bead blasting process a surface can be cleaned without any damage. The beads come in a variety of sizes. The smaller the glass beads, the smoother the surface, larger beads produce a more textured finish.
Is Glass Bead Blasting safe for the environment?
Bead blasting is chemically inert and environmentally friendly. This method of metal cleaning is an acceptable method when properly controlled. The glass beads used in this process are made from lead-free, soda like type glass, containing no free silica that is made into preformed ball shapes. The glass beads can be recycled approximately 30 times.
What are the benefits of using Glass Bead Blasting?
Glass bead blasting is an effective process used in automotive restoration. Bead blasting produces a much smoother and brighter finish than angular abrasives. There is no dimensional change to the metal surface. Glass bead blasting leaves no embedded contaminates or residue. This process smoothed away any surface defects. You will be able to see every dent, stretch mark, file stroke, and every stroke of the sand paper. Glass bead blasting can also improve corrosion resistance.
Where is Glass Bead Blasting used?
Glass Bead blasting can be used on a wide range of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, copper, steel, brass, titanium, sterling silver, bronze, metal, glass, plastic and rubber. It can be used in the restoration processes of cars and trucks. Glass bead blasting is also an effective cleaning process on equipment, machinery engine blocks, heads and intakes. Bead blasting is a low cost process and can be used on decorative parts including: custom auto parts and custom motorcycle parts.
How much does Glass Bead Blasting cost?
The price for Glass Bead Blasting varies between projects and is determined by the type and size of the project.